Welcome BOS members and all interested in birding Western New York and Southeastern Ontario!

photo of Iceland Gull
Eurasian-collared Dove - Photo by Willie D'Anna ©

February 10th - BOS Meeting

Be sure to join us at our next meeting to see the "Rarity Roundup" presentation!

The Buffalo Ornithological Society (BOS) has something to offer to anyone passionate about birds: from the backyard feeder- watcher, the avid lister or the environmental activist, to the dedicated citizen scientist or the professional ornithologist. Society activities include regular programs, field trips, intensive long-term bird counts, checklist and date guide development, varied research activities, and involvement in local conservation efforts.  We invite you to join in the activities of the society!

The Buffalo Ornithological Society, Inc.  was established in 1929 to promote the study of the birds of the Niagara Frontier Region.  Annual grants are awarded by the BOS to fund member-sponsored avian research projects. We are proud of our extensive scientific research databases, our continuing involvement in environmental and conservation activities that impact birds, and our promotion of the enjoyment of ornithology.

The BOS coverage area includes western New York and parts of nearby Ontario, Canada. This region is rich in bird life with over 380 species and 25 recognizable subspecies of birds recorded. Explore our site to learn more about where to report and find birds, both regional specialties and rare visitors.

Upcoming Field Trips and Events

Several field trips, meetings, and events have recently been added to our calendar.  Take a look and be sure to join us at a meeting or on one of our field trips!

NOTE: The Dunkirk Field Trip scheduled for the 30th has been CANCELLED due to the frozen water in the harbor.

Jan. 30th: Dunkirk Harbor Wintering Waterfowl and Bald Eagles

Feb. 10th: BOS Meeting: "Rarity Roundup!"

A slideshow of photos and stories will be presented by BOS members that will include some of the rarities seen in the BOS study area in 2015! If you have photos and stories of any rarities you saw in 2015, please email the photo(s) to Sue Barth at: suebarth@verizon.net or Alec Humann at: alechumann@msn.com.
BOS Happenings:

Check the Calendar for upcoming events!

Click here for a transcript of the minutes of our last meeting.